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  • Southern Californians ready for latest chapter of World Book Night

     Southern Californians ready for latest chapter of World Book Night
    You'd think giving away books would be an easy thing to do, but Melissa Eggerling tries to put a lot of creativity and a bit of theater into the act. On Wednesday, Eggerling will be one of 800 Southern Californians participating as "givers" in World...
  • Broadway Review: 'Violet' Starring Sutton Foster

    With Idina, Hedwig, and Sally Bowles in town, is it possible for a modest musical heroine like "Violet" to survive on Broadway? Let's hope so, because helmer Leigh Silverman and collaborating creatives have done a lovely job of reviving this winsome...
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stew, Suzan-Lori Parks and a Beastie Boy Pack the Public Theater's 2014-15 Slate

    A new musical from the writer-composer and director behind Tony winner "In the Heights," another by the creatives of Off Broadway-to-Broadway transfer "Passing Strange," a new play by a Pulitzer winner and a tuner that teams "Hairspray" songwriters with a...
  • Craig Zadan, Neil Meron to Produce Oscar Show Again

    Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have been set to produce their third consecutive Oscar show, which will be held Feb. 22. The producers will next choose the host, but no word yet on whether Ellen DeGeneres will repeat, or if the duo will pick someone new....
  • One vote for 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical'

    One vote for 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical'
    NEW YORK — If you happened to notice hell freezing over this Broadway season, please don't assume that it was another fluky manifestation of climate change. There's something I need to confess: The musical I enjoyed most out of the top Tony...
  • Voices get lost in crowded show-within-a-show

    Voices get lost in crowded show-within-a-show
    You might recall from YouTube that famous Susan Boyle moment from "Britain's Got Talent," when the awkward, soon-to-be-star hit the first five notes of "I Dreamed a Dream" and received an ecstatic response from an amazed room. Albeit without the cameras,...
  • The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years

    The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years
    It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
  • At last, a spotlight on Chicago piano master Ron Perrillo

    On Saturday night, one of the best pianists in this city will take the stage of the Green Mill Jazz Club as bandleader for the first time in several years. For anyone who values keyboard virtuosity, harmonic sophistication and musical invention of a high...
  • For L.A. cabaret show, Jeremy Jordan is nervous about being himself

     For L.A. cabaret show, Jeremy Jordan is nervous about being himself
    Even guys who have starred on Broadway, been a regular on a TV series and have a few films under their belt hit that moment in their career where Jeremy Jordan was recently. "Honestly, I didn't have anything to do," Jordan said. The actor, who quickly...
  • Eastwood starts shooting 'American Sniper' at Santa Clarita ranch

    Eastwood starts shooting 'American Sniper' at Santa Clarita ranch
    Clint Eastwood's latest movie, "American Sniper," kicked off with a bang in Los Angeles County this week. The Warner Bros. film, which stars Bradley Cooper as a Navy SEAL who recounts his military exploits, began 10 days of filming Monday in an Afghan...
  • The Glendale Pops roars back into action at the Alex

    The Glendale Pops roars back into action at the Alex
    Part of the collateral damage of the Alex Theatre's ambitious physical face-lift has been the suspension of the Glendale Pops series. Saturday night, after a year's absence, director Matt Catingub gave a decisive demonstration of why this remains one of...